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2001-present


2018
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser (Metropolitan Books)
(Finalists)
Richard Nixon: The Life, by John A. Farrell (Doubleday)
Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character, by Kay Redfield Jamison (Alfred A. Knopf)
2017
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between, by Hisham Matar (Random House)
(Finalists)
In the Darkroom, by Susan Faludi (Metropolitan Books)
When Breath Becomes Air, by the late Paul Kalanithi (Random House)
2016
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)
(Finalists)
Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
The Light of the World: A Memoir, by Elizabeth Alexander (Grand Central Publishing)
2015
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe, by David I. Kertzer (Random House)
(Finalists)
Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism, by Thomas Brothers (W.W. Norton)
Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, by Stephen Kotkin (Penguin Press)
2014
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
(Finalists)
Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World, by Leo Damrosch (Yale University Press)
Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life, by Jonathan Sperber (Liveright)
2013
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss (Crown)
(Finalists)
Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece, by Michael Gorra (Liveright)
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, by David Nasaw (Penguin)
2012
George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)
(Finalists)
Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, by Mary Gabriel (Little, Brown and Company)
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by the late Manning Marable (Viking)
2011
Washington : A Life, by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press)
(Finalists)
Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon, by Michael O'Brien (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century, by Alan Brinkley (Alfred A. Knopf)
2010
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
(Finalists)
Cheever: A Life, by Blake Bailey (Alfred A. Knopf)
Woodrow Wilson: A Biography, by John Milton Cooper, Jr. (Alfred A. Knopf)
2009
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham (Random House)
(Finalists)
The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century, by Steve Coll (The Penguin Press)
Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, by H.W. Brands (Doubleday)
2008
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, by John Matteson (W.W. Norton)
(Finalists)
The Life of Kingsley Amis, by Zachary Leader (Pantheon)
The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein, by Martin Duberman (Alfred A. Knopf)
2007
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, by Debby Applegate (Doubleday)
(Finalists)
Andrew Carnegie, by David Nasaw (The Penguin Press)
John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty, by Arthur H. Cash (Yale University Press)
2006
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (Alfred A. Knopf)
(Finalists)
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin)
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion (Alfred A. Knopf)
2005
de Kooning: An American Master, by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (Alfred A. Knopf)
(Finalists)
Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America, by William Souder (North Point Press/Farrar)
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton)
2004
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, by William Taubman (W.W. Norton)
(Finalists)
Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work, by Hayden Herrera (Farrar)
Isaac Newton, by James Gleick (Pantheon Books)
2003
Master of the Senate, by Robert A. Caro (Alfred A. Knopf)
(Finalists)
Beethoven: The Music and the Life, by Lewis Lockwood (W.W. Norton)
The Fly Swatter, by Nicholas Dawidoff (Pantheon Books)
2002
John Adams, by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
(Finalists)
An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood, by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster)
Grant, by Jean Edward Smith (Simon & Schuster)
2001
W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963, by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt and Company)
(Finalists)
Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, by Christoph Wolff (W.W. Norton & Company)
The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, by H.W. Brands (Doubleday)


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1917-2000

2000
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), by Stacy Schiff (Random House)
(Finalists)
Clear Springs: A Memoir, by Bobbie Ann Mason (Random House)
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love, by Dava Sobel (Walker & Company)
1999
Lindbergh, by A. Scott Berg (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
(Finalists)
A Beautiful Mind, by Sylvia Nasar (Simon & Schuster)
At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life, by Francine du Plessix Gray (Simon & Schuster)
1998
Personal History, by Katharine Graham (Alfred A. Knopf)
(Finalists)
Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public-Private Life, by James H. Jones (W.W. Norton)
Whittaker Chambers: A Biography, by Sam Tanenhaus (Random House)
1997
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir, by Frank McCourt (Scribner)
(Finalists)
Herman Melville: A Biography, Volume 1, 1819-1851, by Hershel Parker (The Johns Hopkins University Press)
In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country, by Kim Barnes (Doubleday)
1996
God: A Biography, by Jack Miles (Alfred A. Knopf)
(Finalists)
John Sloan: Painter and Rebel, by John Loughery (Henry Holt)
Mozart: A Life, by Maynard Solomon (Alfred A. Knopf)
1995
Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life, by Joan D. Hedrick (Oxford University Press)
(Finalists)
Hugo Black: A Biography, by Roger K. Newman (Pantheon)
Saint-Exupery: A Biography, by Stacy Schiff (Alfred A. Knopf)
1994
W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race 1868-1919, by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt)
(Finalists)
Genet: A Biography, by Edmund White (Alfred A. Knopf)
In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding, by Deborah Baker (Grove Press)
1993
Truman, by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
(Finalists)
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, by James Gleick (Pantheon)
Kissinger, by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)
1992
Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet, by Lewis B. Puller
(Finalists)
Frederick Douglass, by William S. McFeely (W.W. Norton & Company)
Orwell: The Authorized Biography, by Michael Shelden (HarperCollins)
1991
Jackson Pollock, by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith (Clarkson N. Potter)
(Finalists)
Alfred I. Du Pont: The Man and His Family, by Joseph Frazier Wall
The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends1880-1918, by Patricia O'Toole (Clarkson N. Potter)
1990
Machiavelli in Hell, by Sebastian de Grazia (Princeton University Press)
(Finalists)
A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, by Geoffrey C. Ward (Harper & Row)
Clear Pictures: First Loves, First Guides, by Reynolds Price (Atheneum)
The Road From Coorain, by Jill Ker Conway (Alfred A. Knopf)
1989
Oscar Wilde, by Richard Ellmann (Alfred A. Knopf)
(Finalists)
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, by Neil Sheehan (Random House)
Freud: A Life For Our Time, by Peter Gay (W.W. Norton)
The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume II, 1941-1967: I Dream a World, by Arnold Rampersad (Oxford University Press)
1988
Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, by David Herbert Donald (Little)
(Finalists)
George Santayana: A Biography, by John McCormick (Alfred a. Knopf)
Hemingway, by Kenneth S. Lynn (Simon and Schuster)
1987
Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, by David J. Garrow (William Morrow)
(Finalists)
Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation, 1860-1865, by Joseph Frank (Princeton University Press)
Murrow: His Life and Times, by A.M. Sperber (Freundlich Books)
The Life and Times of Congressman John Quincy Adams, by Leonard L. Richards (Oxford University Press)
1986
Louise Bogan: A Portrait, by Elizabeth Frank (Alfred A. Knopf)
(Finalists)
A Hidden Childhood: A Jewish Girl's Sanctuary in a French Convent, 1942-1945, by Frida Scheps Weinstein (Hill and Wang)
George Washington Williams: A Biography, by John Hope Franklin (University of Chicago Press)
1985
The Life and Times of Cotton Mather, by Kenneth Silverman (Harper & Row)
(Finalists)
Becoming William James, by Howard M. Feinstein (Cornell University Press)
The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton, by Michael Mott (Houghton Mifflin)
1984
Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915, by Louis R. Harlan (Oxford U. Press)
(Finalists)
Black Apollo of Science: the Life of Ernest Everett Just, by Kenneth Manning (Oxford University Press)
Thomas Carlyle: A Biography, by Fred Kaplan (Cornell University Press)
1983
Growing Up, by Russell Baker (Congdon & Weed)
(Finalists)
Churchill: Young Man in a Hurry, 1874-1915, by Ted Morgan (Simon & Schuster)
Thomas E. Dewey and His Times, by Richard Norton Smith (Simon & Schuster)
1982
Grant: A Biography, by William McFeely (Norton)
(Finalists)
Mornings on Horseback, by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
Waldo Emerson, by Gay Wilson Allen (Viking)
1981
Peter the Great: His Life and World, by Robert K. Massie (Knopf)
(Finalists)
Walt Whitman: A Life, by Justin Kaplan (Simon & Schuster)
Walter Lippmann and the American Century, by Ronald Steel (Atlanti'Little)
1980
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris (Coward)
(Finalists)
Being Bernard Berenson, by Meryle Secrest (Holt)
Bernard Berenson, The Making of a Connoisseur, by Ernest Samuels (Belknap-Harvard)
The Duke of Deception, by Geoffrey Wolff (Random House)
1979
Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews, by Leonard Baker (Macmillan)
1978
Samuel Johnson, by Walter Jackson Bate (Harcourt)
1977
A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T. E. Lawrence, by John E. Mack (Little)
1976
Edith Wharton: A Biography, by R. W. B. Lewis (Harper)
1975
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, by Robert Caro (Knopf)
1974
O'Neill, Son and Artist, by Louis Sheaffer (Little)
1973
Luce and His Empire, by W. A. Swanberg (Scribner)
1972
Eleanor and Franklin, by Joseph P. Lash (Norton)
1971
Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915 -1938, by Lawrance Thompson (Holt)
1970
Huey Long, by T. Harry Williams (Knopf)
1969
The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends, by Benjamin Lawrence Reid (Oxford Univ. Press)
1968
Memoirs, by George F. Kennan (Little)
1967
Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, by Justin Kaplan (Simon & Schuster)
1966
A Thousand Days, by Arthur M. Schlesinger
1965
Henry Adams, three volumes, by Ernest Samuels (Harvard Univ. Press)
1964
John Keats, by Walter Jackson Bate (Harvard Univ. Press)
1963
Henry James, by Leon Edel (Lippincott)
1961
Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, by David Donald (Knopf)
1960
John Paul Jones, by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)
1959
Woodrow Wilson, by Arthur Walworth (Longmans)
1958
George Washington, Volumes I-VII, by Douglas Southall Freeman with John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth
Note: Volume VII was finished by Carroll and Ashworth following Freeman's death in 1953. The $500 Prize was given to Freeman's estate.

1957
Profiles in Courage, by John F. Kennedy (Harper)
1956
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, by Talbot Faulkner Hamlin (Oxford Univ. Press)
1955
The Taft Story, by William S. White (Harper)
1954
The Spirit of St. Louis, by Charles A. Lindbergh (Scribner)
1953
Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803, by David J. Mays (Harvard Univ. Press)
1952
Charles Evans Hughes, by Merlo J. Pusey (Macmillan)
1951
John C. Calhoun: American Portrait, by Margaret Louise Coit (Houghton)
1950
John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy, by Samuel Flagg Bemis (Knopf)
1949
Roosevelt and Hopkins, by Robert E. Sherwood (Harper)
1948
Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow, by Margaret Clapp (Little)
1947
The Autobiography of William Allen White, by William Allen White (Macmillan)
1946
Son of the Wilderness, by Linnie Marsh Wolfe (Knopf)
1945
George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel, by Russell Blaine Nye (Knopf)
1944
The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse, by Carleton Mabee (Knopf)
1943
Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus, by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)
1942
Crusader in Crinoline, by Forrest Wilson (Lippincott)
1941
Jonathan Edwards, 1703–1758: A Biography, by Ola Elizabeth Winslow (Macmillan)
1940
Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII, by Ray Stannard Baker (Doubleday)
1939
Benjamin Franklin, by Carl Van Doren (Viking)
1938
Pedlar's Progress, by Odell Shepard (Little)
The Life of Andrew Jackson, by Marquis James (Bobbs)
Comprising two volumes: "The Border Captain" and "Portrait of a President."

1937
Hamilton Fish: The Inner History of the Grant Administration, by Allan Nevins (Dodd)
1936
The Thought and Character of William James: As Revealed in Unpublished Correspondence and Notes, Together with His Published Writings, by Ralph Barton Perry (Little)
1935
R. E. Lee, by Douglas S. Freeman (Scribner)
1934
John Hay, by Tyler Dennett (Dodd)
1933
Grover Cleveland, by Allan Nevins (Dodd)
1932
Theodore Roosevelt, by Henry F. Pringle (Harcourt)
1931
Charles W. Eliot, by Henry James (Houghton)
1930
The Raven, by Marquis James (Bobbs)
1929
The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, by Burton J. Hendrick (Houghton)
1928
The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas, by Charles Edward Russell (Doubleday)
1927
Whitman: An Interpretation in Narrative, by Emory Holloway (Knopf)
1926
The Life of Sir William Osler, 2 vols., by Harvey Cushing (Oxford Univ. Press)
1925
Barrett Wendell and His Letters, by M. A. Dewolfe Howe (Little)
1924
From Immigrant to Inventor, by Michael Idvorsky Pupin (Scribner)
1923
The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, by Burton J. Hendrick (Houghton)
Two volumes.
1922
A Daughter of the Middle Border, by Hamlin Garland (Macmillan)
1921
The Americanization of Edward Bok, by Edward Bok (Scribner)
1920
The Life of John Marshall, by Albert J. Beveridge (Houghton)
Four volumes.
1919
The Education of Henry Adams, by Henry Adams (Houghton)
1918
Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed, by William Cabell Bruce (Putnam)
1917
Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, by Laura E. Richards and Maud Howe Elliott assisted by Florence Howe Hall (Houghton)


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